5 episodes

Hello! I’m Leo Isikdogan, and welcome to Cognitive Creations. In each bite-sized episode, we explore cognitive and psychological aspects of human behavior, creativity, and technology.

Cognitive Creations Leo Isikdogan

    • Science

Hello! I’m Leo Isikdogan, and welcome to Cognitive Creations. In each bite-sized episode, we explore cognitive and psychological aspects of human behavior, creativity, and technology.

    The Art of Trying a Lot of Things

    The Art of Trying a Lot of Things

    How much does luck play into achieving success, and how can we tip the scales in our favor? Discussing strategies on experimentation, perseverance, quitting, and tackling perfectionism.

    • 10 min
    How Do We Influence and Get Influenced?

    How Do We Influence and Get Influenced?

    How do we influence each other, knowingly or unknowingly? Discussing the social and cognitive psychology behind influence, and what to do to maximize our odds of being memorable and making a long lasting impact.

    • 12 min
    How to Win Life's Non-Zero-Sum Game

    How to Win Life's Non-Zero-Sum Game

    Discussing Robert Vallerand's concepts of passion, Adam Smith's views on self-interest, the Prisoner's Dilemma in game theory, and evolution of cooperation.

    • 10 min
    Are Our Brains Wired to Think Alike?

    Are Our Brains Wired to Think Alike?

    What aspects of our brain's functioning are innately programmed? Discussing the concept of collective thinking, innate brain functions, inductive biases, perceptual narrowing, numerical perception, and more.

    • 9 min
    Things We Do That AI Can't Master Yet

    Things We Do That AI Can't Master Yet

    Why do simple human skills challenge AI? Exploring Moravec's Paradox, computational creativity, efficiency of AI vs the brain, and more.

    • 9 min

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